Magnus waltz

Magnus has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Magnus
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 ||: "G"B4 c>B | "D"A2 B2 c2 | "Em"d2 B2 A2 | ("G"G2 F2) G2 |"C"E3 E F>G |"G"D G3 B2 |
"A7"B2 A2 ^G2 | "D"A4 D2 | "G"B4 c>B | "D"A2 B2 c2 | "Em"d2 B2 A2 | "G"G2 (F2 G2) |"C"E3 (E F>G) |
"G"D G3 c2 |"D"B3 c A2 |[1 "G"G4 D2] :||[2 "G"G4 E2 ||: D2 (d3 c) |"D" B2 A2 G2 |"Em"A2 B2 c2 |
"G"B2 A2 G2 |"C" E2 e3 (c | "G"d2 B2) G2 |"A"(E>F G)>(A B>c) | "D"A6 |"G"A4 A2 |
"D" A4 A2 |"B7"B2 b2 a2 |"Em"g6 |"C"E3 (E F>G) |"G"D G3 c2 |"D"B3 c A2 |"G"G4 |]

Eleven comments

Magnus

This is a lovely waltz by Jennifer Wrigley of Orkney. She’s written many good tunes and this is about my
favourite, though not the simplest to play. I wonder if it was named for her son Magnus? ‘Magnus Waltz’
appears in J. Murray Neil’s 3rd volume of The Scots Fiddle "West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland"
and there are other tunes by Jenny there. I hear that she has absolutely no objection to her tunes being posted
on TheSession! This waltz was written some years ago.

Re: Magnus

Have found the waltz was named for St Magnus (the martyr who died on Egilsay, Orkney), rather than for Jenny Wrigley’s son. A lovely tune anyway.

Re: Magnus

It is a pity this Jenny Wrigley tune from Orkney isn’t more popular. It is one of her best, a beautiful waltz.

Re: Magnus

After taking a liking to "Eileen’s waltz" just now, I wanted to recommend again this waltz by Jennifer Wrigley from Orkney. Part B has a "hoppy" effect which I find fun to play on the piano.

The tune appears in the Wrigley Sisters’ tunebook "Trad’ Secrets", published 2010 - which is well worth buying.

Hazel has written in chords for the waltz - perhaps I’ll add these (don’t think Jenny or she would mind).

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In their tunebook, there’s a repeat of Part B.

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Is the last bar of the fourth line really|"G" A4 A2|, Susan?
|"G" G4 G2| seems to make more sense to me, but I’ve not heard the original.

Re: Magnus

Hi.
I found the dots for this on the composer’s website using Google. If you can’t find them I could send them to you on email if you pm me your email address. Cheers

Re: Magnus

Sorry wrong tune, I have transcribed this from the cd idiom I’ll post it here.

Re: Magnus

This is my transcription from the cd idiom, I like to play it after the origins of the world by Dave Sheppard.
X:1
T:Magnus’ Polska
C:Jennifer Wrigley
L:1/8
M:3/4
I:linebreak $
K:Bb
|: G2 GD B,D | G2 A2 B2 | A2 Ac Bd | c2 A2 f2 | d2 dB dB |1$ A2 F2 D2 | C2 D2 E2 | D2 ^F2 A^F :|2
A2 F2 A2 | B2 BA G^F | G2- GA Bc |:$ dc dc dc | d2 c2 B2 | A2 f2 f=e | f=e f2 =ef | g2 d2 d2 |$
c2 A2 A2 |1 b2 a2 g2 | ^f2 d2 c2 :|2 B2 BA G^F | G2- GA Bc |:$ dc Bc de | dc Bc de | cB AB cd |
cB AB cd | BA GA Bc |$ BA GA Bc |1 A2 A2 g2 | d2 A2 c2 :|2 B2 BA G^F | G6 |]

Re: Magnus

oh god I am having a bad day wrong tune again never mind its a great tune. ill go back to bed.

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Dr Schlock : Glad you like Magnus Waltz - thanks for your setting, whether wrong tune or not….